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National Impeach Obama Week Staggers Drunkenly Into Second Week

Last week, I observed that the preparations for National Impeach Obama Week looked sparse and half-hearted. Now that we’re in the middle of National Impeach Obama Week, those weak preparations have extended into an anemic performance.

The images available of impeachment protests so far show a few lonely people standing out on the street corners, [...]

The Most Sophisticated Books In The World?

At a shopping mall in Orange County, California today, I came across a book store with a big front window featuring a photograph of a woman with dark lipstick riding a motorcycle and the words, “The most sophisticated books in the world.”

Walking closer, I peeked inside and found that the store was mostly [...]

The Fall Of Frig

It’s Friday, and that means that… oh, hell, it’s Friday, so who knows what anything means at this point? The work week has driven out most of any sense of direction that we started with on Monday morning.

According to an article by Ethan Doyle White, in a recent issue of the journal Preternature: Critical [...]

Humble Ancestors?

If I asked you to think of an ancient relative of a human ancestor you probably would not picture something like the vetulicolians.

The vetulicolians had the basic body plan that you see here: A kind of segmented area attached to a flatter area to which had a kind of stiff rod running down [...]

Second Annual Impeach Obama Week Set To Fizzle

Next week is the second annual National Impeach Obama Week. Somehow, I had missed the first one.

How successful is National Impeach Obama Week likely to be? There are no scheduled protests in favor of impeachment in Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, or Wyoming. There are plenty of other [...]

Animal Rights Protests This Weekend

I had no idea, but apparently this week is Primate Liberation Week. This Saturday will see a protest in San Francisco against the airline DHL, which is accused of transporting primates from Asia to laboratories in the United States where they will be subjected to experimentation.

In Johnson City, Tennessee, Boston, Massachusetts, and Peoria, Illinois, [...]

Saturday, And The Myth Of The God Of Shit

Some bits of mythology seem perfectly designed to make the rounds of adolescent social networks. Among these is the character of Sterculius.

Sterculius has caused a bit of a stir, since God Checker described the deity on Twitter as “the God of Poop from Roman mythology”. To explore the matter further, Godchecker writes that “the [...]

For Oral History Presentation, Submit To Text

“Oral history is constantly in motion – in the evolving relationship between the two parties in an interview; in the interplay between the past and the present; in conjunction with emergent technologies and diverse applications. Oral history also has played a crucial role in documenting and understanding the central movements of our time, from a [...]

The most depressing panoramic photograph you will ever see

The hallway in the office building in which I am working today.

The Tutti Frutti Farmer Of Northern Pennsylvania

A plow and an aesthetic sensibility are not mutually exclusive.

The Created Creator And The Illusion Of Our Battles

I’m an atheist. I don’t believe in the reality of gods, literally or metaphorically. Nonetheless, I find religions interesting in the way that they play with ideas, and am interested exploring the ideas that the gods proposed by religious groups represent.

My starting point in these explorations is the understanding that not all gods are [...]